borninthesouth Posted December 25, 2016 Share Posted December 25, 2016 My dd is a freshman in high school. She attended public school until midway through her 6th grade year. She always did well in school and math was always her weakest subject, but she never got below a B in class. She can be a lazy student at times and not want to put the level of effort into something that would make it great. For example: she is an excellent pianist, and was asked to play for a sing along at a party. All the songs were well within her ability level, but she put off practicing until the day of only to find out that some songs needed some practice-- not much but a little. She started crying, saying she didn't want to go, etc and I had to calm her down and sit with her while she practiced. She was able to overcome after 2 hours of practice, but she could have saved both of us a lot of stress by not procrastinating. Any tests, but particularly math tests leave her the same way. Tonight we discussed taking an Algebra test this week and straight to tears. We have been working on Algebra 1 for 1 1/2 years. It is a long story, but she was not completely honest in her math dealings since beginning homeschool and it has made an already weaker subject even more weak. But, with tests she completely shuts down. She seems to understand a skill set and then gets a 25% on the test. I have her with a very competent tutor who says she feels like she understands, but she makes a huge amount of careless errors. We are also seeing a therapist to help with anxiety, but I feel like part of the problem is procrastination, poor study skills and careless error. Any moms out there have a good student that has huge test anxiety? What can I do? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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